NU Online News Service, June 23, 2004, 11:22 a.m. EDT

EPOCH Group L.C., Overland Park, Kan., has agreed to use Web-based benefits administration services from Benefit Informatics Holdings Inc., Tulsa, Okla.[@@]

EPOCH, a health plan administration firm, will be using the services to manage benefits for more than 300,000 health plan members.

The multiyear deal gives EPOCH access to a tool that helps employers analyze plan members’ benefit utilization patterns, a health information service for employees, and systems for reviewing cases online and modeling benefit cost scenarios, Benefit Informatics says.